Projects we fund

We fund hundreds of improvement and research projects around the UK looking for ways to improve the quality of health services

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You can also search either our improvement projects or research projects by topic to help you find work that we've funded that relates to the areas you're interested in.

Developing local authority champions of research through an embedded research culture

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A scoping exercise of  different approaches currently being used to support evidence-informed policy and practice to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities in local government settings.

The Departure Lounge

Research project
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Opens May 2019

A public engagement project aiming to enable people to talk more openly about death, dying and our ageing population.

Creating ACE-informed places: promoting a whole-system approach to tackling adverse childhood experiences in local communities

Improvement project
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This project is aiming to improve how effectively public services in England prevent and mitigate the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences.

The Community Spirit Level

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This project will involve the development of a ‘Community Spirit Level’; a tool that can be used to measure the factors in a locality that make up community spirit.

Community Assets, Participation and Integration: Taking Action Locally (CAPITAL)

Improvement project
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Opens Apr 2019

This project will test the impact of an asset-based community development approach on building the social networks of social housing tenants and people seeking sanctuary.

Better Together: Improving the health of older people in Swansea

Improvement project
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This project will involve working with communities to co-design and deliver a small-scale test and learn project to evaluate the impact of weekly community-based group meetings on the health of partic...

Local financial insecurity and debt indicator set

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This project will test whether providing a more coherent framework on financial insecurity and debt would help to improve the quality and focus of key services that seek to reduce health inequality.

Addressing the frequent use of urgent care in the paediatric population of West Kent

Improvement project
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Opens Apr 2019

This project is aiming to address the unmet needs of children and young people in West Kent who use urgent care services most frequently.

Mental Health Recovery: Supporting staff to deliver rights-respect services

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This project is focusing on empowering mental health patients by supporting staff to respect and protect their rights in everyday decision-making and service delivery.

Reducing opioids through supportive education

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This project is aiming to support patients living with chronic pain to reduce opioid use.

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